Word is trying to run every program.

I'm working with Windows 7, on a new HP laptop. Windows booted up normally, but every icon on the desktop looks like a Word file, and every program in the startup menu looks like a Word file. Any time that I try to open a program, Word opens, as well as a window that says to pick Windows (default), OS DOS, or Other Encoder to find which one works to be able to read the message in the window, but none of them work. None of the programs are accessable, and Word is trying to open every program. What do I do? I'm so confused. I've never seen this before, and I'm pretty familiar with computers.


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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 575 Applies to:

I recommend you boot into Safe Mode and use System Restore to set Windows back by a day or two.

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